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What causes inflamed tonsils, what are the symptoms and treatment ?

What causes inflamed tonsils, what are the symptoms and treatment ?

Bacteria vs virus: There are a few ways your tonsils could get inflamed. Usually it would start with a viral infection. If the body can't fight it appropriately, then it can become bacterial. This may take 5-7 days . At this point you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have osa and am waiting for treatment (removing tonsils). Is there anything i can do while im waiting for treatment. I have 12 interruptions an hour?

I have osa and am waiting for treatment (removing tonsils). Is there anything i can do while im waiting for treatment. I have 12 interruptions an hour?

FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil iand nuvigil help with energy and fatigue Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gut loss.com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. ...Read more

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I'll have to have my tonsils removed--what am I looking at for recovery time? What post surgery treatment should I apply? Needing some reassurance. :(

I'll have to have my tonsils removed--what am I looking at for recovery time? What post surgery treatment should I apply? Needing some reassurance. :(

Ask your doctor: These are typically done as an outpatient, but techniques and individual medical problems all play a role in recovery times. Call your surgeon to find out about your case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have some sort of infection on my tonsils. What could it be if it heals without treatment? (I still plan on seeking medical help)

I have some sort of infection on my tonsils. What could it be if it heals without treatment? (I still plan on seeking medical help)

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis. Can be viral or bacterial. Usually will clean in 7-10 days without treatment. If progressive or severe symptoms, or recurrence, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

Treatment: You can try saline gargle, use a water pick to remove them. Elimination of tonsillar crypts with chemical, laser or radiofrequency ablation also helps. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment to get rid of tonsil stones?

What is the most common treatment to get rid of tonsil stones?

4 common treatments: 4 common treatments: 1) gargle/water pick to wash the debris away - temporary 2) treat with long course of antibiotics (6 weeks) many times is effective (may recur) 3) treat for acid reflux as an underlying condition leading to chronic inflammation and tonsil enlargement 4) surgery (permanent). ...Read more

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